Prime Minister Harper has met with Peruvian President Humala to discuss the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, among other issues. It is so important that we continue to send a clear message to our government as talks are reaching a conclusion: Please reject copyright proposals that will infringe on our fundamental rights. Demand a Fair Deal: http://ourfairdeal.org/
Article from Arab News:
OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to Peru and Colombia on a two-day visit beginning tomorrow to bolster trade with Latin America and beyond. Read more »
Watch Arielle's video update to hear this week's news. This week, International organizations have banded together to form the Our Fair Deal International Coalition, advocating for a fair deal to come out of TPP negotiations. As it stands, proposed copyright provisions in the TPP threaten our access to knowledge and would shut down our Internet. Raise your voice for a fair deal at OurFairDeal.org.Read more »
Posted by Chris Malmo on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:25
Over 138,000 of you worldwide have spoken out against the TPP’s global threat to Internet freedom.
That’s amazing and our voice is getting stronger – but as we gain momentum lobbyists are also ramping up the pressure for Internet censorship rules though closed-door meetings with our government representatives in Peru.
Now, we’re taking the next step: putting your message directly in decision-makers hands. If you can contribute to our campaign right now, we can run an attention-grabbing ad in the Washington Post demanding a fair deal for the Internet – right as key TPP decision-makers return from the latest round of TPP negotiations in Peru.
Posted by Awna Besan on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 00:11
Why it is that customers get charged to make changes to their accounts over the phone but not for making the same changes by themselves online? According to a customer service agent working for one of the Big Three cell phone companies—Bell, Telus, and Rogers—it’s “because then we are doing the work for you.”
As Minister Paradis reviews the proposed Telus-Mobilicity takeover, Ottawa faces an important decision about the future of the wireless industry in Canada. Will it intervene to stop the collapse of independent providers, or walk away from fostering a more open & competitive wireless market?
Article by Christine Dobby for the Financial Post:
In 2008, Ottawa took bold steps explicitly designed to shake up a wireless communications sector dominated by three big players, determined to give consumers more choice and a break on pricing. Read more »
The Conservative Party of Canada is accessing contact information from government agencies to use for their PR efforts. Will political parties be able to access citizen data this way too?
We are calling on the government to pass strong pro-privacy legislation to protect citizens. Add your name at http://StopSpying.ca/
Article by David Pugliese for PostMedia News:
OTTAWA — The Conservative party is sending email to some public servants at work promoting the government’s economic action plan and linking them to a website that asks which party they intend to vote for in the next election. Read more »